“Mom” Returns

Not my Mom, if she returned from the great beyond, it would be bigger news. This post is about meeting up with the woman who you might recall, harassed me a couple times about my hair. I made the comment at the time, she reminded me of how my Mom would have approached me.

Fortunately this time, I just had my trip to my hair dresser Friday, so visually I was ready for her.

When Liz and I arrived at the outside shelter house near a nearby lake, it didn’t take her long to approach me. To her credit, she was very positive about my hair which indeed made me feel better about our relationship.

Then, she asked could she tell me something and I thought now what?  She paused and said how proud she was of me for living the life I wanted to. I was taken totally off guard. Finally I managed to blurt out the truth…I appreciated her acceptance but my choice didn’t come out of bravery or anything like it. I literally didn’t have the chance to be brave, it was either change my life or lose it.

A day later as I look back on her comment though, I feel now as if I finally found a sense of peace with my long deceased Mom. Whose approval is what I really wanted.

Thanks to my new Mom, Monika.


  1. Yes. It is not a matter of bravery, it is choosing Life. Congratulations on having a new Mom!

  2. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Cyrsti!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More about this nomination is at


    1. cyrsti says:

      Wow! I am humbled and flattered! Thanks so much!

      1. petrel41 says:

        Well deserved! All the best for you and your blog!

  3. Hiii Crysti !!! Bravery is really very powerful. I am glad you finally found a sense of peace with your mom. Just believe in yourself and lead life to the fullest. Some years back in a different situation even I somehow mustered up the courage and sailed through it and thereby got the learning to be brave always. Happy new year to you and Liz. May this year bring you all the happiness and joy you wish for.

    Do visit my blog. I have got some good travel content which you might like. Do follow if it interests you and help me grow. Thanks 🙂

    1. cyrsti says:

      Thanks sooo much! I will visit your blog 🙂

  4. Closure is a great thing to have, if you can get it. I’m happy you have found some. Keep up the great blog and congratulations on your nomination.

    1. cyrsti says:

      Thanks very much Mark! I hope you keep reading:)

  5. Wow! What a nice thing for her to say. Even if she doesn’t *fully* understand, that’s a big step!

    1. cyrsti says:

      A big step indeed! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. I have no words, this was very very heartful to read! So happy about your new mom. I wish you all the happiness. Have a lovely day🤍

    1. cyrsti says:

      Thanks so much! You have a great day too!

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